Saad Hariri today reiterated his "respect and appreciation" for Nabih Berri, denying he told al-Hayat that Berri and other Syrian allies are seeking the country's destruction.
I have no doubt in my mind that Saad said what he said to al-Hayat. In the interview, Saad accused Syria of being behind the planned Wednesday demonstration, in an attempt to destabilize the country. He said what everyone knows to be the truth.
Saad also expressed his surprise at Nasrallah's reversal. Rafik Hariri's heir had invited Syria's numero uno ally (who is seeking Lebanon's destruction) to his house for a long dinner and was left with the impression that the meeting with the sugar daddy of militants was "very positive."
Who is advising you, Saad? Who told you "dialogue" with Nasrallah and Berri leads anywhere? You did not need to use Future TV today to reaffirm your "respect" for Berri. Berri does not respect you. Let me remind you why.
Berri is a traitor, Saad. You know it, we know it, and God knows it. He was Mr. X in the Mehlis report. He is the one who used the "street" and the labor unions against your father's governments. This is how he did it. Nothing has changed since the infamous phone call. Explain to me how you can respect him after this:
Ghazali:I know it is early but I thought we should keep up you posted. The President of the Republic told me this morning that they are two to rule the country the Prime Minister and him. He said that things cannot continue this way. The Prime Minister is always irritating him and we are always shutting him up and yelling at him. He made it clear he cannot continue this way.
Berri: Take it easy on me. Can you appoint a new Government at this time?
Ghazali: Yes we can appoint one. What could be the problem? We can name Botros Harb.
Ghazali: Let me tell you one thing. Let the worker’s movement take the street on the 20th in Solidere and Koraytem.
Berri: Let’s speak it over. Take it easily. I have to take into consideration the best interests of Syrian and Lebanon.
Ghazali: We are keen on Syria’s best interest but I am now talking about Rafik
Berri: So, the decision is taken.
Ghazali: I wish to tell you one thing. Whenever we need to speak to Hariri we have to suck up to him and he does not always answer.
Berri: To hell with him. What do I care about him?
Ghazali: What do I care about him? The President can’t stand him so why should I?
Berri: Fine, may he rot in hell …
Ghazali: No. Let him be the laughing stock and be pointed at as the person who ruined and indebted the country. Let the people take the street in Koraytem and Solidere; let the manifestations continue until he is forced to resign like a dog.
Berri: What about another option. I send him a message saying: Resign God damn it.
Ghazali: No, don’t send him a message or else he will say they forced me to resign. Let the street … you know what I mean. Or else he will use this as a bargaining card with his American and French masters.
Berri: So shall we leave things to the street?
Ghazali: This is better.
Berri: Let’s go for it.
It's amazing, isn't it? Nothing has changed. Absolutely nothing.